Luminous golden-tinged straw-yellow. Complex aromas of lemon curd, apricot, white pepper, lemongrass and crystallized ginger, complicated by Rangen-typical flintiness. Laser-like freshness lifts and extends the very pure fresh pomaceous and citrus fruit flavors on the long, penetrating, smoky-saline finish. As is almost always the case, this wine was made with grapes from plots situated both up high and down low on the Rangen hill (what changes each vintage is the percentage of grapes used from each section of the slope); in 2015, Olivier included 40% fewer grapes from the Rangen’s younger vines because he believed, not surprisingly, that they had not adapted as well to the year’s hot, droughty conditions.
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